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MESA & BENNETT: Wrapping Up ‘Federal Fantasy’

MESA & BENNETT: Wrapping Up ‘Federal Fantasy’

In our very first column — amid new Republican control of all three government branches and rapidly changing power structures in Washington, D.C. — we created a game of “Federal Fantasy,” each picking three senators who we believed would be the most influential in this new political arena. Below, we[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MESA & BENNETT: A House Divided

MESA & BENNETT: A House Divided

One thing the two of us share is a love of the Los Angeles Lakers. Once a source of pride for the fans, the team has fallen from relevance to the point where fans no longer identify as such. Since Kobe Bryant’s last great season in 2013, in which he[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MESA & BENNETT: Rooting for an Underdog Upset

MESA & BENNETT: Rooting for an Underdog Upset

In March of 2013, a little-known school by the name of Wichita State University made a historic run in the annual NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Entering as a No. 9 seed team, the Shockers triumphed over No. 8 seed Pittsburgh, No. 1 seed Gonzaga, No. 13 seed La Salle and[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MESA & BENNETT: Head of the Goon Squad

MESA & BENNETT: Head of the Goon Squad

When you see a hockey player on the ice smashed up against the glass, that is often the work of the “goon.” Beloved by fans for their ruthless attacks and entertaining play, goons — players who are usually kept on the roster to exact revenge for dirty hits against their[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Uncategorized

MESA & BENNETT: The GOP’s Tom Brady Test

In history, there are make-or-break moments. After New England Patriots star quarterback Drew Bledsoe suffered internal bleeding in week two of the 2001 season, the team relied on baby-faced Tom Brady, a second-year quarterback with no professional experience. He proceeded to lead the team to a Super Bowl victory that[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MESA & BENNETT: Pick Your Players

MESA & BENNETT: Pick Your Players

The new political season in Washington is ushering in a fresh series of legislative battles as the 115th Congress grapples with various issues such as presidential appointment hearings, budget for 2017 fiscal year, healthcare, cybersecurity and tax reform. To track the big players in the legislative game, we decided to[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top